December 16, 2017
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Wilson Museum Acquires Painting through Unique Fundraiser

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The Wilson Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a painting by Castine artist Gregory Dunham for its permanent collection. The painting, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, was selected as the People’s Choice during the inaugural art show and fundraiser Collecting Castine. Over 65 generous donors viewed an outstanding exhibit of original artwork created by living artists either from Castine or with a long association to Castine. Donors cast their votes for a work of art for the Museum to purchase for its permanent collection, and this piece was purchased with the proceeds from the event. Twilight’s Last Gleaming is currently on view in the Wilson Museum’s main exhibit hall.

Gregory Dunham has 46 years of experience as a professional artist, with works included in the collections of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University; Art Bank Program, U. S. Department of State; Lord Dunleath, County of Down, Northern Ireland; Donald Sussman & Representative Chellie Pingree; and Sir Nigel Elton Sheinwald, Former HM Ambassador to the United States of America.

Included among his many awards is the Rockport Art Association’s Silver Medal. He has exhibited work at: the American Watercolor Society, the National Academy of Design, the Art Institute of Boston, University of New Hampshire, Butler Institute of American Art, Penobscot Marine Museum, deCordova Museum, The University of Maine, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. He was a founding member of two cooperative galleries in Massachusetts before moving to Maine in 1987, where he and his wife Pat founded the McGrath Dunham Gallery, which operated for 20 years. Dunham has served on the board of governors at the Rockport Art Association, was a past president of the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA, was a founding member and co-chair of the Castine Arts Association, and currently maintains a studio in Castine.